Action on the case

Filed Under: Torts

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A cause of action originating from the writ of trespass on the case. A feature of the writ was that the circumstances of the case were set out in it. Trespass on the case evolved into a number of nominate and innominate torts that are characterized by the need to prove fault and damage.

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